Sunday, October 19, 2008

Today's Flowers: My Mom's Vincas





These vincas are the last of my Mom's potted plants for the summer. The Autumn season has left our flowerbeds and gardens void of the beautiful blooms of spring and summer. The leaves on the trees continue to turn and fall gently to the ground. Their brittle shapes crackle underneath our feet as we walk across them.

I hope you all find a little color in your world today!

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41 comments:

Denise said...

Vinca's are such a pretty flower. A nice series of photographs. Have a great week.

Kahshe Cottager said...

Vincas really brighten the container gardens don't they? In my area the colour is mainly on the ground now as the wind has been blowing the fall leaves off of the trees.

fishing guy said...

Carletta: What a very neat shot of the Vincas. We hit 30F last night and it wiped out everything. I'm glad I have a lot of flower photos from earlier.
I'm so glad your joining My World tomorrow.

Leora said...

Your mother has beautiful vincas. And a wonderful photographer for a daughter.

ellen b said...

I'm happy to know the name of these little blooms. I saw some this week. Have a wonderful week Carletta!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The vincas here were killed off by frost last night. Just a few pots up on our porch have survived.

Yen said...

Beautiful! We have a lot of this ones back home!Mine is up HERE. Hope to see you there! Happy Today's Flower!~

Olga said...

such simple flowers, but completely adorable!

Dr.John said...

You are lucky to still have flowers.

Melli said...

Oh I LOVE Vinca! That is one flower that survives Melli-itis MUCH better than most! And they're very pretty!

guild-rez said...

Very pretty flowers.
We are going to miss our little friends and their happy faces during the long winter month.

Kerri said...

Lovely flowers!! I never knew that was their name :)

Arija said...

Carletta, your mother grows some nice flowers and you take some nice photogaphs of them.

piedmontperspective said...

This is a great series of photos, Carletta. The closeups are amazing! All of your Mom's vincas are beautiful but I love the lavender ones.

Janice Thomson said...

Lovely flowers - like their shiny leaves too. We always call them periwinkle because we only seem to get the blue ones.

dot said...

Pretty shots. I love the last one. I used to grow these but haven't for several years.

msdewberry said...

Very pretty flowers. I've seen them before but never knew the names of them!!

Paz said...

Lovelies! I like the last one, especially. I've never seen one like it before.

Paz

2sweetnsaxy said...

Very nice! I can never remember the name of these so thanks for adding the name. Jury duty is okay. Just a little boring at times. :-)

krisuh said...

very pretty and nicely captured. have a nice week. :)

heartbeats said...

Hello, Have a nice week ahead!!!

Lilli & Nevada said...

These are beautiful, i have a few plants as well and some yrs they do well and others they don't. But they are so delicate.

Day4plus said...

I always liked Vinca. They were always a big seller at the nursery. MB

quilly said...

I first met these flowers in Hawaii. Here we call them Periwinkle.

Craver Vii said...

The little flowers are cute, but those leaves... the leaves look so strong and healthy.

The bottom pic was especially cool to click on it and see it much closer.

Mary-Laure said...

They're so delicate!

Norsk Nettfoto said...

Very pretty flowers and very nicely framed, Carletta!

Judi~Gmj said...

stunning photos of pretty flowers. Carletta, I found a new to me meme. I thought about you when I saw this.
http://dlynz.blogspot.com/2008/09/front-doorback-door-day-september.html
It is a monthly, photos of views from front and back door . Depicting the changes of seasons.
Sound like fun? :D

John said...

Norks nettfoto thats me, Carletta.
I used wrong account :)

R and J said...

I love the last on...how it's "put together" :)

Eric Ripma said...

Very beautiful flowers. Great pictures.

Denise BC said...

Hi, Carletta
Are charming and beautiful, like the three colors.
hugs,
Denise & Santilli - TF Team

mirage2g said...

I always thought those are called everyday :D Thanks for the input! I like the bud photo a lot!

MedaM said...

This is beautiful series of photos, indeed! Pretty flowers and beautiful green and shiny leaves!

juliana said...

they look so lovely, and the one not quite open yet is my favourite :)

marLou said...

Nice series of vincas. Really bright in color!

Denise said...

Great flowers, thanks so much for sharing.

Gattina said...

I never know the name of flowers, but it is beautiful !

Jientje said...

I thought Vinca's came in blue only?
They're very very pretty Carletta!

Misty Dawn said...

So beautiful - the first ones are my favorite color!

kids toys said...

Thank you very much for sharing this pix. :) I love flowers... I love lilac... I love lavender.